Harvard researchers create ‘intelligent liquid’ that has ushered in a ‘new class of fluid’: Study

Researchers at Harvard University It is reported that it was developed According to the authors, they call metafluids “intelligent liquids.” Debriefing session. This fluid contains “tunable elasticity, tunable optical properties, variable viscosity, and even a seemingly magical ability to transition between Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.”

The formulation the team came up with remains secret as the research team continues to investigate the commercial potential of the substance. The report says the liquid could be used in “programmable robots,” “intelligent shock absorbers,” and even “optical devices that can transition between transparent and opaque states.”

Adele Gerouri “We’re just scratching the surface of what’s possible with this new class of fluids,” said researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Stated.

“With this one platform, you can do so many different things in so many different areas.”

The Harvard School of Engineering reports that the material is the first of its kind, creating “a suspension of tiny elastomer spheres, 50 to 500 microns in size, that bend under pressure and fundamentally change the properties of a fluid.” He pointed out that he was using it.

The report stated the following metamaterial It can be defined as an artificially processed material whose properties are determined by its structure rather than its composition, but it has already been used in a wide range of applications over the past few years.

However, most of the materials created so far have been solids. metalensThe research was led in the labs of Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics, and Vinton Hayes, SEAS Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering.

“Unlike solid metamaterials, metafluids have the unique ability to flow and adapt to the shape of the container.” Katia Bertholdisaid William and Ami Quan Danoff, professors of applied mechanics at SEAS and lead authors of the paper.

“Our goal was to create a metafluid that not only possesses these impressive properties, but also provides a platform for programmable viscosity, compressibility, and optical properties.”

Debrief reported that researchers continue to probe the new intelligent liquid’s “acoustic and thermodynamic properties to discover other secrets.”

The researchers said the material can continue to be used in commercial and industrial settings until new facts emerge.

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